Are your childhood photos pretty? Do you want to take as many "perfect" photos of your child as you can because your childhood photos weren't good enough? How exactly do you photograph children? Today we're going to share 10 helpful tips with you.
Is It Difficult to Photograph Kids?
Some people think that parent-child photography is one of the most difficult projects to shoot, requiring high technical and professional equipment, but it is not.
Because you don't need to use any lights, teach them to pose, explain how to look good, or worry that they care too much about their performance, you just need to pick up the camera and shoot, chase the nature of children, follow them to run up, walk around, climb high and low.
To get good pictures, simply take them to a well-lit area, give them some toys, and let them play as much as they like.
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10 Tips for Taking Amazing Pictures of Children
- Stay Away from Photographic Studio
You don’t have to take your kids to a photographic studio, on the contrary, you should stay away from there. Just take them to any places where they naturally live to start photograph.
2. Lower Shooting Angle
This is a common children photography tip, because it is true and useful. You have to lower your gaze to recognize their world, when shooting, you can sit or get down on the ground.
3. Create Scene
Kids are unpredictable, but sometimes predictable. They do something unexpected most of the time, while there are plenty of times you can predict what they are gonna do in advance.
What if you give a cake without tableware to kids? You will get a great picture.
4. Use a Fish-eye Lens
Fish-eye lenses are used not to capture more scenes, but to capture the excitement of the children, and fish-eye lenses exaggerate the foreground, which is exactly what children's world is like.
5. Make Electronic Photo Albums
Turning photos into digital albums is a great way to preserve children's precious photos and childhood memories. Just imagine how wonderful it will be when he grows up and sees these pictures of his childhood.
6. Burst Mode
A child's face can change instantly, so if you don't want to miss it, simply choose the camera's continuous shooting function.
7. Let Them See and Take Photos
Kids love to see photos of themselves, if you can show them your camera, let them know what you are going to shoot, then ask them to shoot as they like, you will get plenty of interesting works. Also, just give them the camera, it is interesting when they are trying to do photographs as well.
8. Dress Like Adults
They like to imitate adults. Give them a pair of adult shoes and you will get lovely pictures.
9. Don’t Say No
Don’t say no to kids, because their imagination and creativity always bring surprises and always break the rules of adults. Sometimes their opinions may be a little silly, but let them do as they please, and the results are often very good and happy.
10. Don't Stop Shooting When They are Crying
When they are crying, we will stop shooting unconsciously, that is because On the one hand we want to comfort the kids first, and on the other hand we think photos are always about having a good time. However, crying is also the real child, take a picture, do not put down the camera.
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